Fire Department

Daniel E. Mainguy, Fire Chief


Welcome to the Port Huron Township Fire Department web page. We have added many new and exciting features to our web page in order to provide you with important and informative information.  

The department just celebrated its 50th Anniversary of helping our neighbors in need.  For over half a century this organization has taken on challenges and has worked hard to improve and grow with our community. 

"Courage, Ability and Compassion" is the department's motto.  We are a combination fire department which means that we have both full time and on-call fire personnel.  This is the most common form of protection for communities the size of Port Huron Township.  A full time Fire Captain and an experienced Incident Commander are always on duty. 

As first responders, on-call firefighters are alerted via pagers and directed to the scene.The average response time in the Township is six minutes or less. All of our firefighters are Michigan State Certified firefighters as well as licensed Emergency Medical Technicians.

Port Huron Township Fire Department ISO Rating:  On Friday November 9, 2012, Port Huron Township was notified that their Fire Protection Rating had changed for the better. After a weeklong evaluation conducted in August, ISO, the Insurance Services Office based in Marlton New Jersey, awarded the new classification.  Their inspection covered all aspects of fire protection including how 911 calls are received, the quality of the water distribution system, and the fire department itself. All of these factors were studied and a new ISO classification of 5/8B was awarded to the township.

“We are proud of our new rating. It shows that our department is improving to meet the needs of a growing community!” (Chief Craig Miller) Previously Port Huron Township was a class 6/9 which was reviewed back in 1994. The new classification also means that insurance agents who reference ISO may reduce premiums for their customers. The township recommends calling your agent and find out.

With this improvement, Port Huron Township joins 344 communities in the state of Michigan with a Class 5 rating. Previously Port Huron Township was a class 6/9 which was reviewed back in 1994. On a 1 to 10 scale, communities with a lower number have a better fire protection rating. Of the more than one thousand fire departments in Michigan, only 115 hold a higher rating than a 5.




 3848 Lapeer Road, Port Huron, Michigan 48060
 Non-Emergency Telephone: 810-982-3543
 Fax: 810-982-7129





Employment Opportunity:  Do you have what it takes to be an on-call firefighter?  If you are hard working, good with people, like to learn and solve problems, then we might be the perfect fit.  Applicants must be 18 years or older, have a good driving record with no more than 3 points on a valid license, be a non-tobacco user and must be willing and able to respond to calls when alerted in all weather and at all hours of the day or night.  Call or stop by the fire department at 3848 Lapeer Road for more information or to pick up an application.

Burning Permits Required (2021):  Burning permits are now required in the Township.  You may obtain your burn permit at the Township office, 3800 Lapeer Road, Port Huron, MI 48060 during normal business hours.  The cost is $15.

WINS:  Warning Information Notification System.  The WINS system is free and allows anyone in St. Clair County to get the notifications they choose, on any device they want. You will receive life threatening emergencies (tornadoes; police/fire situations).  Local Non-Emergency Community Alerts (water alerts, public safety, road closures, school closures, announcements and more). To sign up visit:

Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. 

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